Aaron Franklin Rib Recipe: Texas Style


  • 1/4 cup black black pepper
  • 1/8 cup kosher salt
  • 3-4 lb rack pork spare ribs
  • Barbecue sauce


  1. Heat your smoker to 250°F. 

  2. Combine salt and pepper, sprinkle and rub liberally over your ribs. 

  3. Place the ribs in the smoker, meat side up.

  4. Cook until your desired color is reached, approximately 3 hours. 

  5. Towards the end mop your ribs with barbecue sauce, wrap in foil, and return the meat to the smoker, meat side down.

  6. Cook 2 hours more. Rest before serving.